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Who Was William Tyndale?

March, 2021, Devotions

Who was Wm. Tyndale?

 Wm. Tyndale was the first person to translate the Bible into the English language.  He also was the first to use the newly invented Gutenberg’s movable type press to print the scriptures.  You might ask the question, “Why is this fact important?”  Perhaps, we would not have had the early texts done at the important times in history for the great theologians.  Even King Henry the VIII who had opposed Tyndale published the Great Bible three years after his death in 1539.

While reading an article written by Tyndale, I was impressed with his zeal for his beliefs in God.  Do I have that kind of zeal for Jesus?  Do I worry too much about tomorrow?  The Bible says, “not to worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phillippians4:6,7)  That is a promise.

Wm. Tyndale believed in the desire for people to have that eternal confidence and so we should.  We will not be burned at the stake as he was for his faith.  Jesus died for our sins, rose again from the grave and yes, He’s coming again.  By faith let Him be your Savior for all eternity from today and always. 

God’s Word is Our Great Heritage And shall be ours forever; To spread its light from age to age Shall be our chief endeavor…. Throughout all generations.   ~Nikolai Grundtvig

 cms / St. Petrie

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